May 15, 2009

The Headington Shark

The Headington Shark is a 25ft-long fibreglass sculpture representing the body and tail of a large shark, apparently having dived out of the sky to crash through the roof of a Victorian terrace. It situated at 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford and first appeared in 1986. Bill Heine, a local radio presenter who commissioned it from the sculptor John Buckley, has said "The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence, anger and desperation."

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Posted by mehrdad at May 15, 2009 06:30 PM | Photography |